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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 9th July

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    OTFORD Methodist Church invite you to a Classic Car Show in their car park, next to the Library in the High Street, this Saturday between 4 and 7pm. Entrance is free and refreshment will be provided. This is a chance to go along and see a range of old, interesting and exotic cars and talk to their owners. To exhibit, or for more information, contact Derek Baxter 01959 523687.

    STAN the Barbers retirement party at the shop on Saturday June 30 was attended by over 100 people throughout the day all of whom went along to thank Stan for over 59 years of barbering service to the village and wish him well in the future. The village community collected nearly £700 for a retirement gift and Stan has decided that he would like to use this to purchase a Picnic Bench which will be sited on the High Street Recreation Ground for the use of the village and its children. It is hoped to get this ordered, delivered and installed, complete with a dedication plaque, and a handing over ceremony will be organised at that time. I will keep you updated and full details will also appear in the Otford Parish Council Newsletter. Stan, and his family, would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and for their generosity in donating to his retirement present.

    OTFORD OAST WI meet at 9.30pm on Thursday July 19 in the memorial hall to hear a talk by Patrick Cheung on Recyling in Sevenoaks. New members are always welcome and their first meeting is free. If you would like further details please email otfordoastwi@mail.com.

    1940s Society meet at 8pm on Friday July 27 in the memorial hall when Alan Williams will give a talk entitled ‘If War Should Come’. Alan will explore examples of British film production and show a selection of British documentary and feature-film extracts from British cinema between 1936 and the early 1940s.
    From the mid 1930s British commercial film producers, the documentary film movement and the government sought to predict and explain to the British cinema-going public what impact war would make to life in Britain. Films and film extracts to be shown this evening include, 'Things to Come’ (1936), ‘If War Should Come’ (1939), ‘The Front Line, Dover’ (1940), 'Miss Grant Goes to the Door (1940) and 'London Can Take it' (1940). Meetings begin at 8pm and tea, coffee and cake are available during the evening. Admission £3. All are welcome to the informative, entertaining and often thought-provoking evenings. Arrive early to get a good seat. You can find out more about the Society and see the programme on the web site: http://www.1940.co.uk/

    THERE is still time for your children to join Kent Libraries Summer Reading Challenge. Each year Kent libraries run a Summer Reading Challenge. This involves encouraging children aged 4-11 to read 6 books during the school holidays, collecting stickers along the way and finishing by getting a medal and a certificate. This year the theme is ‘Mischief Makers’ celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Beano comic. It will run from Saturday July 14 to Saturday September 15. Otford Library would welcome all primary school aged children to go along and join the library, if they have not already done so, and participate in this annual Summer Reading Challenge. Over the years many children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this event and, as a result, have developed a love of reading. Do pop into the library and Librarian, Lorraine, will be happy to tell you all about it and join you up.

    OTFORD United Junior Football Club is currently looking for under 13 football players to join their team for the 2018/2019 season. The team are an U12 side playing up an age group in the Ashford A League where they finished as runners up this season. Home games are played on Saturdays at Hale Lane Recreation Ground. The club is interested in hearing from current school Year 7 or 8 boys looking to play at a good standard in a successful team and for an inclusive friendly, club. They are looking for different positions but specially a goalkeeper and defender. For more details contact Paul 07747 762703 or email paul.schooley@oujfc.com.
    OTFORD Tennis Club is a small friendly club that welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining please contact Alison.dykes@lwcdial.net . There are regular playing sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday mornings. They also have a club tournament. Visit their website on http://www.otford.info/tennis/wp/ .

    IF you enjoy Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence dancing then this monthly event will be just right for you. Spend the evening dancing, have a drink, and a chat, while you dance the night away. Monthly dances have been held in the Memorial Hall for nearly 30 years on a Sunday evening but the number of people ballroom dancing is on the decline so if this is something you enjoy go along and join the fun. Entrance is £5.50, times are 19.30 - 22.15, take along your own drinks. To find out more please call Les or Barbara 01474 324759 or email l.johnson1@sky.com.

    DO something amazing and help give girls in our local community more opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure by volunteering to help Girlguiding. Girlguiding Otford are looking for new volunteers and have immediate vacancies for regular unit helpers to assist their uniformed leaders, particularly for Brownies and Rangers. A unit administrator is also urgently needed for the Seal St Lawrence Brownies. If you need more information please email ggkemsingotforddistrict@gmail.com, or you can register your interest at www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 169 5901. You can also see what they get up to by liking them on Facebook at Girlguiding Knole Division.

    VOLUNTEER drivers are still being sought by Dial 2 Drive. If you own a car and could take an elderly/disabled person to a medical appointment or shopping just one a week they would like to hear from you. The role is flexible, it could be daily, once a week or once a month, all depending on the time the driver can offer. Please contact them on 0300 777 1200 driving@imago.community if you would like to help.

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